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The most prestigious award in our field, the Frank A. Calderone Prize in Public Health is awarded by the Mailman School every other year. Consisting of the Calderone medal and an award of $25,000, the prize is given every two years to an individual who has made a transformational contribution in the field of public health. Prize recipients deliver an original lecture that has been prepared for this purpose. Recent winners include Peter Piot, Mary Robinson, Nafis Sadik, and former Mailman School Dean Allan Rosenfield. Prior Calderone lectures are archived here.
The purpose of this preeminent prize is to recognize an individual who has accomplished work of extraordinary distinction in the field of public health and/or who has made a specific discovery or contribution that has had long-term national or global implications in such areas as communicable disease, environmental health, epidemiology, social and/or behavioral medicine, health policy, or any aspect of health promotion and/or disease prevention.
The 2014 Calderone Prize was presented on October 28 at the Paley Center for Media in Midtown Manhattan.